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Fender Lenny Stratocaster

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A meticulous re-creation of a unique guitar that tells a love story

 

 

This emotive addition to the Custom Shop Tribute Series is an intricate reproduction of Lenny down to the smallest of details from the customized neck that was a gift from ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, the reflective SRV stickers on the body, the battered headstock to the autograph that Stevie himself etched into the neck plate, and even an autograph from legendary baseball great, Mickey Mantle.

 

The original Lenny guitar is a universally recognizable Fender Stratocaster, best known for its uniquely bright and powerful tone and known as one of Stevie Ray Vaughan's favorite instruments throughout his entire career. The Fender Lenny Stratocaster itself has an almost mystical heritage that can be traced back to the very beginning of Vaughan's rise to stardom.

 

Fender Lenny guitar's body is similarly storied; its most notable feature is a batwing-shaped inlay believed to be from a 1910 mandolin pickguard and reproduced in exact detail for the replica. The original sunburst finish was removed by heavy sanding, giving Lenny a much more rounded, smoother and softer contoured body than any Strat before or since. Subsequently refinished, the original sunburst finish still peeks through the clear mahogany lacquer.

 

 
Stevie Ray Vaughan was just a struggling young guitarist in Austin, Texas, in 1980, when his wife, Lenora 'Lenny' Vaughan, gave him a used Stratocaster that had recently caught his eye in a local pawnshop. It was a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar with the original pickups that, from the look of it, had seen better days. Although it began life as a three-color sunburst model, it had obviously been refinished (none too expertly) at some point, and now the Fender Lenny Stratocaster had a dark natural finish bearing an elaborate inlay in the body behind the bridge. Nonetheless, there was something about it that clearly and immediately resonated deeply with Vaughan.
 

As Vaughan himself said during an interview published in the Feb. 1990 issue of Guitar Player magazine:


"It's called Lenny. I found it at a pawnshop and didn't have the money to buy it, and my wife and several other friends of mine put a pool together and bought the guitar. It's always meant a lot to me. And I love what it sounds like. "Riviera Paradise" and "Lenny" (Texas Flood) are both played on the same guitar, and for some reason that guitar works for songs like that more than anything else." [Guitar Player, Feb. 1990]

 

Seven friends with $50 each pooled their money to buy the Fender Lenny Strat and gave it to Vaughan on his birthday during a celebration at a local Austin nightclub. He was thrilled. He took the guitar home and, sometime that night, as Lenora slept, wrote a new song on it. In the morning, Lenora Vaughan remembers, "He was sitting on the edge of the bed with the guitar and said, 'Listen to this.'" He played her the song he had written that night, "Lenny." The song later became one of Vaughan's most well-known instrumental pieces, and he continued to perform it exclusively on the Fender Lenny guitar. Throughout the remainder of his career, the Fender Lenny Stratocaster traveled with Vaughan almost everywhere he went, and it was later autographed by baseball great Mickey Mantle during a chance meeting in Houston. On April 10, 1985, Vaughan had just performed the National Anthem at the season's opening game for the Houston Astros where Mantle was also in attendance as a guest of honor. Without a baseball or bat nearby, Stevie offered up his beloved guitar to be touched with the magic of the American sporting legend.

 

 

Why we want to build this Fender Lenny Stratocaster?

 

Reason 1: Build for our customers who order this Fender Lenny guitar from us! 

Reason 2: This is a limited edition guitar, and the original Fender Lenny Strat, even its replica is very expensive

Reason 3: Just Tribute. This beautiful collectible Fender Lenny guitar is a MUST for all fans and music lovers! Great idea for gifts! 

 

Why buy this Fender Lenny Stratocaster from us?

 

Key point 1: Same

 

We will build this Fender Lenny Guitar completely according to the guitar design drawing, to ensure the accuracy of the body shape, neck shape and other plates' shape on guitar, as well as every part's position, not only by pictures in your hands, you also have to pay lots of attention to details and handle the details for a good luthier. We provide only the best quality of guitars to our customers. Every guitar is carefully handcrafted by talented artists to its supreme details. So the Fender Lenny Strat will look like the original.

 

For example, below are our basic plan drawing of the Stevie Ray Vaughan Charley Charlie Wirz Lipstick Stratocaster we made, listed here for reference. 

 

This guitar is also Available from us, need more infos please check this link: 

http://www.rareguitarheaven.net/Stevie-Ray-Vaughan-Charley-Charlie-Wirz-Lipstick-Stratocaster-on-sale_986.html

 

 

And actual photos of our Stevie Ray Vaughan Charley Charlie Wirz Lipstick Stratocaster.

 

 

Key point 2: Low Price

 

Our guitar has very high cost performance ratio. All our guitars are 100% Hand-made by our highly skilled craftsman. And our price is only $$$only a quarter of other custom shop price or even cheaper. It is the lowest price you ever find to customize a guitar. Please contact us for the specific price to build the Fender Lenny Stratocaster guitar.

 

 

Key point 3: High Quality

 

The best guitar deserve the best guitar stand! We provide the best quality of stand to enhance the beauty of the guitar presentation. Every stands are made from high quality wood and metal to replicate the original guitar stand.

 

Still take Stevie Ray Vaughan Charley Charlie Wirz Lipstick Stratocaster as an example, we choose alder wood to make the guitar body, then put on smoothly polished maple neck, after the beautiful finish, it shows out just like the original. The whole work requests our technician carefully observe, integrated use variety of hand painting techniques to re-create it down to the last authentic details.

 

 

To satisfy our customers' requirments for the guitar shape, measurements and other details as well as possible, our professional guitar technique was the corner-stone of the success. Focus on the detail, carefully follow the original guitar, engraving and aquatint inch by inch, delicate paint finish, nomissing any details, we really spend lots of time on the guitar processing, so we can see this beautiful Stevie Ray Vaughan Charley Charlie Wirz Lipstick Stratocaster here. 

 

 

More actual photos to show you the details

 

 

Key point 4: We can modify the parts you don't like on this Fender Lenny Stratocaster.

 

As a professional guitar custom shop, we are able to make all kinds of guitars in any style.

You don't like the original guitar wood, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar set up, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar color, Ok, let us change!

You don't like the original guitar ........., Ok, let us change!

 

If you - our future customer like to customize the Fender Lenny guitar with your personalized elements added, such as your autograph, or any other somethings you like, never hesitate to send us, we would like to make as you want!

 

 

 

 

 

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